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Sins of My Father, with Lily Dunn

Sins of My Father, with Lily Dunn
Sunday, 26th March, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH
Bookings closed

Join Lily Dunn – for afternoon tea and cake – to discuss her life as the daughter of a follower of a cult. The author will be in conversation with Patrick Limb, chair of Nottingham City of Literature.

When Lily Dunn was six years old, her father left the family home to follow his guru to India, trading domestic life for clothes dyed in oranges and reds and the promise of enlightenment with the cult of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Since then he has been a mystery to her. She grew up enthralled by the image of him; effervescent, ambitious and elusive, a writer, publisher and entrepreneur, a man who would appear with gifts from faraway places, and with whom she spent the long, hot summers of her teenage years in Italy, in the company of his wild and wealthy friends.

Yet he was also a compulsive liar, a delinquent, a man who abandoned his responsibilities in a pursuit of transcendence that took him from sex addiction, via the Rajneesh cult, to a relentless chase of money, which ended in ruin and finally addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs.

A detective story that charts two colliding narratives, Sins of My Father is a daughter’s attempt to unravel the mysteries of a father who believed himself to be beyond reproach.

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Tickets: £6.00 (£4.00 students) including tea and cake

Sins of My Father is available currently in hardback, and will be published in paperback at the start of March.


Bookings are closed for this event.